As stated earlier, MillenniumMart will be a joint venture between Mr. Wallace Bean and his associates and the management of Martin-Bower, a large food distribution company. The company officers will include Mr. Bean as CEO, Mrs. Linda Tuck as CFO, plus Mr. Minoru Takeda, who will be operations manager. Since the firm is a start-up, there will be little in the way of formal structure at first. The company also plans to hire three technicians who will service the automated store and a office manager. Additional personnel will be added once more stores are set up.
Mr. Wallace Bean is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin's school of business. He has worked for more than twelve years in the food distribution and grocery store industry, including positions as vice president of marketing for Fry's Food and Drug, director of special projects for Giant Foods and more recently, senior vice president for Martin-Bower.
Mrs. Linda Tuck has a graduate degree in finance from Kansas State University and has eight years experience working for various companies. Her last job was as a financial analyst for Circle K corporation.
Mr Minoru Takeda is an MBA graduate from the University of Osaka. He has been operational manager for Kiyama Inc. for the past six years which operates approximately six hundred automated convenience stores throughout Japan. Mr. Takeda has moved to the United States for the express purpose of bringing this new type of store to this country.
Initially the company will only have a small staff including upper management, an operations technician and office manager. All other services, such as bookkeeping, will be outsourced.